PRIX DE LAUSANNE 2019
SUMINA SASAKI, EMILE CHOURIET’S PRIZE WINNER
During the 47th edition of the Prix de Lausanne, widely recognized as one of the world’s preeminent ballet dance competitions, 8 young dancers were awarded for their exceptional performance. Sumina Sasaki, an 18-year-old ballerina from Japan who has been honing her craft at the Tanz Akadmie Zürich, was awarded the Emile Chouriet Prize. Consisting of a scholarship, the prize will allow the young dancer to further perfect her skills in one of the prestigious partner institutions of the Prix de Lausanne around the globe.
As a token of Emile Chouriet’s support for the young dancer, Sumina Sasaki received a Fair Lady Ballerina timepiece, whose design evokes the harmonious motions of a ballerina’s silk tutu.
Whether in watchmaking or in art forms like dance, Emile Chouriet believes in the safeguarding of tradition and the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next. The Geneva watchmaker is proud to contribute to the furthering of Sumina Sasaki’s dance training and wishes here a bright and successful future.